19 Union Pacific railcars went off the track near Sheldon, IA - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

19 Union Pacific railcars went off the track near Sheldon, IA

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Courtesy: Josh Harrell of the Northwest Iowa Review. Courtesy: Josh Harrell of the Northwest Iowa Review.

Union Pacific Media spokesperson Raquel Espinoza says a train went off the track three miles north of Sheldon Thursday morning around 6:30.

She says seven of the 19 cars that tipped over, spilled soybean oil and soybean meal.

Espinoza says the scene is secure and they don't know how long it will take to clean up.

She says the 127 railcar train had just picked up it's product in Elk Creek, Minnesota.

The two crew members were not injured in the accident.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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